Best view of Locarno region? No doubt. Best hike? Not for me.
We started this hike in Viona. There is a small parking lot close by. From there the sign says 1 hour up to the Capanna di Lego. It took us 1,5 hours. Keep in mind that we have a baby in the carrier and 4 year old that needs to make snack stops every 15 minutes.
The trail leads through the forest. Sometimes you get a promise of the view that awaits you on the top. I have to mentioned that the path climbs uphill all the time. There aren’t any parts you can rest or run around a bit. Keep this in mind if you’re hiking with younger kids.
There is one cool stop on the way. My son loved the “mystery” rock we have found. We tried to come up with as much theories as possible why there are crosses on the rock and who carved them. Anything to keep his mind from the constant ascent.
The views on the top are gorgeous. From one side you can admire the Lago Maggiore, from the other side Verzasca valley.
There is a grotto, few houses, little lake and chapel up there too.
In overall this is a totally doable hike with kids with views as a reward in the end. I personally prefer more variety kind of hike. Not only climb up the hill and climb back down the same way.